Merino ewes varied significantly in price, selling from $70.50 to $250 and returned an average price of $135 on AuctionsPlus last week.
The top price was returned by a line of 441 Poll Merino ewes from Young, NSW. These ewes are 15-16 months and weigh 50kgs.
Last week saw Merino wether lambs return $79 on average, selling from $52.50 to $123. A line of 150 Merino wether suckers from Wickliffe, VIC returned the top price.
These lambs are Apr – Jun 18’ drop and weigh 45kgs. While Merino wethers sold from $75.50 to $111, averaging $96, down $3 from last week.
The top price went to a line of 471 wethers from Campbell Town, TAS. Weighing 72kgs, these wethers are 4-5 years with a 0.5” skin.
Border Leicester/Merino ewe lambs also varied significantly in price, returning from $116 to $226, and averaging $154.
From Wellington, NSW a line of 225 future breeder ewe lambs returned the top price. These ewe lambs are Aug – Sept 17’ drop and weigh 55kgs.
While Border Leicester/Merino ewes averaged $230, selling from $170 to $283.50. The top price was achieved by a line of 262 NSM ewes from Edenhope, VIC. Weighing 68kgs, these ewes are 1 ½ years old.
From Cowra, a line of 280 Border Leicester/Merino NSM ewes and lambs sold for $325. These ewes are 1-2 years and weigh 53kgs. The 380 lambs at foot were sired by Poll Dorset rams, are 2-4 months and weigh 24kgs.
Highlights amongst crossbred ewes saw a smaller line of 87 NSM Highlander/Composite ewes from Werneth, VIC return $260.
These ewes are 16-17 months and weigh 75kgs. From Neilrex, NSW a line of 2nd cross Australian White ewes sold for $192.
These ewes are 1-2 years and weigh 61kgs. While a line of 345 Dorper future breeder ewe lambs which returned $90 will travel over 1,100km from Cunnamulla, QLD to Mildura, VIC.
Store Lamb Highlights
Aug/Sep drop, 42kg, 2ndX Poll Dorset mixed sex suckers from Gundagai, NSW, $146.50/349c
Mar/Jun drop, 42.5kg, White Suffolk/Poll Merino mixed sex lambs from Keith, SA, $142/334c
Jun/Jul drop, 38kg, 2ndX White Suffolk mixed sex lambs from Binda, NSW, $134.50/353c
Jun/Jul drop, 37kg, Composite wether suckers from Glenthompson, VIC, $125/335c
Jul/Aug drop, 33kg, 2ndX Texel mixed sex suckers from Cootamundra, NSW, $112/340c
Jun/Jul drop, 35kg, Dohne wether lambs from Reedy Creek, SA, $105/301c